Easy Tomato Basil Soup

Easy Tomato Basil Soup

I hate tomatoes.

Really. There is nothing worse than biting into a sandwich and finding a hidden tomato.

Sure, I like salsa, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, but anything that is super tomato-y, it’s not for me.

My husband on the other hand, likes them.

It’s gross, I know!

One of his favorite soups is tomato soup. I just can’t bring myself to eat plain tomato soup, but tomato basil isn’t that bad.

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It was pretty chilly last week in North Carolina and I wanted something that would warm me up. I also kind of wanted to try out my new Blendtec blender too. Guys. It seriously has a soup button. A soup button! I didn’t even know those existed!!

This Tomato Basil Soup is SO easy. I love when I can have a great meal with little prep.

Those are my favorite meals!
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Easy Tomato Basil Soup

  • 2 26.46 oz boxes of Pomi tomatoes {that’s what we used anyway}
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 half pint heavy cream
  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Tomato Basil Soup 1

Are you ready for how easy this is?

Add tomatoes and basil to the blender and blend. I tore the basil into smaller pieces. Before I had a Blendtec, I had to blend the soup in small batches. You want the basil to be incorporated into the soup, not chunks of basil in every bite. It is completely worth the effort.

If you like cold soup, you could melt the butter, add it to the tomato and basil mixture, pour in the cream, season with salt and pepper, and be done.

I like my soup hot, so I poured the tomato and basil mixture into the pot on the stove where I had already added the butter. I stirred it a bit, added the cream, Real Salt, a couple of turns of the pepper, and let it simmer.

Tomato Basil Soup 2

Perfection.

Because my husband is also a big bread person, he requested a nice crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, loaf of bread.

Grilled cheese and salad are perfect complements to this soup.

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What is your favorite way to warm up on cold days?


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  1. Okay. it’s official. I want soup for breakfast 😉

  2. I love how easy your soup recipe is! I’m pinning this to my Simple Recipes: Soup board.

  3. Anna Jones

    25 November

    Looks awesome, Whitney! Your food photography is beautiful!

  4. bianca roman

    26 November

    i like my tomatoes cooked, so raw tomatoes gross me out LOL. this soup looks super easy to make and it’s neat that you made it in your blendtec!!!!

  5. Norman

    26 November

    Easy to make, I’ll have to try it out.

  6. Carol Nine

    27 November

    Sounds delicious and so easy to make!

  7. Dorothy Teel

    27 November

    I love tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich is wonderful on a cold damp day they go together, I think that you recipe sounds good and that it is easy.

  8. eymi adrianza

    28 November

    haha poor tomatoes! u hate it so much .. well i love it and this soup looks delish!

  9. Mai Tran

    29 November

    On a cold day, we’d eat salmon soup. It’s the best soup there is. It has basic ingredients: salmon, potato, carrot, and other extra vegetables one wishes.

  10. krystel

    29 November

    looks really delicious never had basil soup before

  11. Hazel Moon

    2 December

    Men should eat lots of tomatoes. They have some vitamins and minerals a man needs. I personally love tomatoes. Thanks for sharing with us at Tell me a True Story.

  12. I can’t believe how easy this is. I could go for a bowl right now. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. The fresh basil and the heavy whipping cream sold me for sure. Pinning to my soup board.

  13. Jac | The Vegetarian Baker

    12 October

    This looks absolutely divine. Can’t wait to try it out.

  14. Mandi

    7 February

    I’m just wondering how long you suggest to simmer for?

    • Honestly, I never use a set time. I bring it to a boil and let it simmer until it’s time to eat, unless it looks like it has boiled down too much.

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